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pierre thomas has the latest this morning from washington. pierre, what do we know. >> reporter: the fbi said that the suspect had deadly intentions. according to authorities adel daoud b, age, 18, prayed as often as possible. on friday night. the fbi said with the bar full of people at one of the busiest times of the evening, daoud stood a block away and squeezed a trigger that he thought would detonate a bomb. it was a sting. the bomb was a fake. and he was arrested. >> pierre, how did police find this guy? >> fbi officials said that he came to their attention last october, after he began posting violent messages on the internet. a few months later, fbi uncovered agents posing as radicals contacted daoud. discussions began about jihad, he allegedly planning an attack and looking at potential targets. the fbi said that he even did surveillance on the bar, dan. >> sounds like he wanted to take this as far as he possibly could. >> pierre thomas, our chief justice correspondent, reporting from washington. thank you, pierre. >>> we'll turn to that breaking news overseas. four u.s. soldiers
the fbi had given him a fake explosive. abc's alex perez has all of the new details. in court today, his attorney said he is no terrorist. prosecutors said he was determined to kill americans. according to court documents investigators tracked daoud for months. in one internet forum he allegedly wrote "i live in the united states of america/hypocrisy. i hate the oppression of the usa and i would love to do something that would hurt it from the inside." his target, according to investigators, a packed downtown bar friday night. the co-owner of cal's bar and liquors told abc he believes his bar was the target. the location matches the description in the affidavit. authorities say daoud parked his jeep jerky with what he believed was a bar, walked away and then planned to detonate the device. that's when the fbi pounced. according to court papers he prepared a book report saying osama wasn't crazy for wanting to destroy america. this superpower killed millions of people. the teenager grew up and still lived with his parents on this quiet block in illinois today. parents did not want to answ
the fbi's move to use new science against criminals in this country. eye scans and other so-called biometrics on street corners and surveillance cameras that scan our faces as we walk by. here's reena ninan now. >> looks like we got a head. >> u.s. marshals. >> reporter: you've seen it on tv. >> facial recognition match on the father. >> reporter: and in the movies for years. now it may soon be coming to a city near you, the fbi's billion dollar project will use available surveillance cameras to scan faces and match those images against their national database of known criminals. dubbed the next generation identification program, face recognition, dna, iris scans and voice identification will make it harder for the most wanted to hide. some worry about the potential to invade privacy, others believe it's a crime-fighting tool whose time has come. >> you've got to go after them where they are and you have to go after them smart with intelligence and special operations. >> reporter: as we approach the anniversary of september 11th, a new bulletin obtained from abc news from la
the killers and bring them to justice. and george, abc news has confirmed that the fbi, which has been dispatched to libya to lead the investigation, has not even reached benghazi yet, 16 days after the attack, largely due to safety concerns. now, officials worry, by the time the officials from the fbi get to the site, it will have been picked clean, george. >> such a dangerous situation right now. okay, jake, thank you. >>> and at the united nations today, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu took place with a new and pretty low tech prop. you see that drawing of a bomb, designed to make his point that iran's nuclear program must be stopped before the moment next year where they'll be able to build a bomb. he argued that iran will back down if the world tries a clear red line. >>> and today, the nation's top doctors at the centers for disease control sounded the alarm about this year's flu season, which starts next month. they urged every american to consider getting a flu shot, saying that even though last year's season was mild, this year's could be, quote, unpredictable. about
. >> reporter: fbi agents from the new york office will soon be arriving in libya to assist in the investigation. >>> and a top foreign policy adviser to republican mitt romney appears to be blaming president obama for the deadly middle east protests. richard williamson tells this morning's "washington post" that with a, quote, president romney, you'd be in a different situation. williamson also directed the criticism to the president's response to the attacks this week. but in an interview with george stephanopoulos, candidate romney now seems to be backing away. >> it was not directly applicable and appropriate for the setting. i think it should have been taken down. and apparently, the white house felt the same way. >> reporter: when the president says, you shoot first and aim later. >> this is politics. i'm not going to worry about the campaign. >> you can see george's entire interview with mitt romney later on "good morning america." >>> the man who wrote, produced and directed the film is in hiding now this morning, fearing for his life. nakoula has been a drug manufacturer and scam artist
by the beginning of next year. >>> the fbi is investigating a deadly shooting by a border patrol agent. a 32-year-old mother was gund down in suburban san diego after allegedly hitting the agent with her car. abc's reena ninan joins us now. >> good morning, to you, ron. the family called the killing senseless and that the agent involved in self-defense. unjustifiable murder, that's how the family of 32-year-old woman killed by a border patrol agent feel about their death. this morning, they're demanding answers, saying a plainclothes border patrol agent gunned down and killed her without reason. >> the no evidence that my wife threatened a trained officer -- you know, a trained officer, to use lethal force. >> reporter: the agent's body leaving this very large dent in the windshield on impact. police say that the agents were in the neighborhood to serve a felony warrant. when the agent was struck by the woman's car and needed to defend himself. >> literally ran our agent down. the agent was impacted, was hit by the vehicle and carried several hundreds of feet on the hood before fearing for his li
. >> heartbreaking. >>> the fbi is closer than ever to using new science to catch criminals. the system that the agency is working on uses eye scans and other so-called biometrics in cameras that scan people any faces. >> looks like we got a hit. u.s. marshals. >> reporter: you have seen it on tv. >> facial recognition match on the father. >> reporter: and in the movies for years. now it may soon be coming to a city near you. the fbi's billion-dollar project will use available surveillance cameras to scan faces and match those images against their national database of known criminals. dubbed next generation identification program, face recognition, dna, iris scans and voice identification will make it harder for the most wanted to hide. some worry about potential to invade privacy. others believe it is a crime fighting tool whose time has come. >> you have got to go after them where they are, go after them smart, intelligence and special operations units. >> reporter: as we approach anniversary of september 11th, a new bulletin obtained by abc news from law enforcement says officials ha
to justice. and abc news has learned that officials from the fbi which is leading the investigation in benghazi have not even gotten to benghazi more than 16 days after the attack because of security concerns. now officials worry by the time they do get to the site it will have been picked clean. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >>> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in new york for the opening session of the united nations general assembly. he also met with secretary of state hillary clinton one-on-one during which he was expected to make his case for military action to stop iran from developing its nuclear program. he used a line drawing the bomb to make the same case at the u.n. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> netanyahu said iran will back down if the world draws that clear red line. he warned it will have enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb by next summer. that's what they're saying, netanyahu believes we're about six months away from them having e
by an fbi sting. he appeared in federal court to face those charges, attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. accused of blowing up what he thought was a car bomb outside a bar last friday night. >>> an anonymous phone call triggered a bomb scare at new york's jfk airport. but it turned out to be a big hoax. a flight from san francisco and a flight from helsinki were searched yesterday. nothing was found. but things got tense between the tower and one of the pilots. >> we're surrounded by emergency vehicles. there's a reason for this. somebody's got to give us the reason or we're going to evacuate the aircraft. you got 60 seconds. >> the caller claimed two terrorists with explosives were hidden in the wheel wells of the two planes. passengers were allowed to leave after authorities gave the all-clear. >>> nasa, hoping to finally get space shuttle "endeavour" going westward tomorrow. bad weather along the gulf has delayed sending the retired spacecraft to its home in southern california. it will be housed at the los angeles airport until its move to its permanent the california sc
agents under fire to the border patrol agent now under investigation by the fbi tonight. the agent shot and killed a mother of five while she was in the driver's seat of her car and this evening there are two very different accounts of what happened just before that shooting. here's abc's reena ninan now. >> reporter: a makeshift memorial to honor a mother of five who family and friends say shouldn't have died at the hands of a u.s. border agent. >> i think we're all shocked. we want answers. >> we just want justice, that's it. >> reporter: there are varying accounts of how valeria alvarado was killed during a confrontation with a plainclothes agent serving an arrest warrant to another individual in the neighborhood. >> she stops right here, backs up a little bit. you see the guy walking from behind the car coming to the front and just shooting like ten, 12 bullets at her. >> next thing he knows he gets to the car opens the door and pulls out his badge like that. whoa, that should have been the first thing. >> reporter: local police officials have a different story. saying she drove int
to track down those killers. libyan government promised cooperation and the fbi is involved as well. >> okay, martha. thank you. i know you'll continue reporting the story. as you know, american officials moving right now to protect the more than 9,000 men and women in the u.s. foreign service. so many of them braving dangers abroad. the names of their fallen comrades will be etched on a wall at the state department and today president obama paid his respets there and secretary clinton spoke with fierce passion about their service. tonight abc's jon karl has more about those who died. >> reporter: war was still raging when he first arrived in libya last year. ambassador chris stevens fully embraced one of the most dangerous diplomatic missions in the world. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant and gave his life trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: john mccain was with the ambassador when libya celebrated the first free elections. >> chris stevens was one of the finest men i've known in my life. >> r
. what's the latest information? >> jake, it's important to know that there's an fbi investigation that has begun and it will take some time to be completed. that will tell us with certainly what transpired. our current assessment, is that fact what began as was a spontaneous not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this video that was disseminated. we believe that folks in benghazi, a small number of people came to the consulate to replicate this sort of challenge that was posed in cairo and then as that unfolded, it seems as hijacked, let's us say, by some individual clusters of extremists that came with heavier weapons, weapons as you know, in the wake of the revolution in libya are quite common and accessible. then it evolved from there. we'll get to see exactly what the investigation finally confirms. but that's the best information that we have at present. >> why was there such a security breakdown in benghazi? >> first of all, we had substantial presence with our -- >> not substantial enough -
to hire informed authorities. the fbi soon got involved. and one taped information with an undercover agent two weeks ago, pepe allegedly said, quote, he had an issue he might need taken care of. and that he would be willing to pay $2,000. when he wouldn't agree to meeting in person, police felt there was enough evidence and moved in. abc news has learned pepe was transferred to the school last year because he wasn't getting along with his former co-workers. in 28 years of teaching, the most serious blemish on his record happened in 2001, when he was suspended. >> there was an incident where he created a stir in a staff meeting. apparently, he was acting aggressively. and had some complaints that were inappropriate. >> reporter: now, a spokesperson for the hillsboro county public schools said that the incident happened in front of teachers. that pepe has never acted or been aggressive towards his students. he will appear before the judge today to determine whether bail will be set in this case. >> john, thank you. >>> ron is back with other headlines. >> very strange one. hello, biann
. >>> the fbi is looking into the police killing of an unarmed wheelchair-bound amputee in houston. the police officer who fired the fatal shot says he was cornered by the wheelchair and feared his partner was threatened. it turned out the dead man was holding only a ballpoint pen. civil rights groups says it is just another example of excessive force. >> this man wants us to believe that a man in a wheelchair with a writing pen in his hand was such a threat that you felt deadly force was necessary. >> the victim apparently suffered from mental health issues and had become agitated and angry before police were called. >>> a former university of alabama professor who admitted she gunned down three colleagues faces life in prison. amy bishop pled guilty, being spared the death penalty, she pled guilty and was. bishop did not speak in court. her attorneys say she was sorry for the victims and families. still, she could face a trial in massachusetts charged in the 1986 killing of her 18-year-old brother. >>> it looked like high tide at a north florida beach in more ways than one. bales of marijuan
, as the fbi and other agencies try to figure out who carried out the malicious attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >> i want to assure you, we will bring their killers to justice. >> reporter: the attack was complex and preplanned. likely, for the anniversary of september 11th. it was around 10:00 at night in libya. 20 heavily armed attackers began firing at the libyan security guards, protecting the american consulate, before setting the main building ablaze. inside, ambassador stevens and several others were trapped between the flames and the gunfire. stevens became separated from the others by the heavy, black smoke, while trying to exit the building. it was nearly a five-hour gun battle. additional security eventually regained some control, while employees escaped. but the buildings are now abandoned. it was also nearly 12 hours before ambassador stevens' body was returned by local libyans, who carried him to a hospital in an effort to save him. a contingent of some 50 u.s. marines is now at the embassy in tripoli this morning. every u.s. mission around
police called the fbi that taped phone calls. in one recording made two weeks ago, pepe allegedly told the officer he, quote, had an issue he might need taken care of. pepe allegedly told the agent he would be willing to pay $2,000. but when the agent tried to arrange a meeting, pepe balked. >> we thought we had enough to file at the attorney's office. >> reporter: students say pepe liked to be called dr. professor pepe. he is now charged with solicitation of first-degree murder. he makes his first court appearance today. he did not respond nor his lawyer to our attempts to seek comments. >> thank you very much. >>> george, now, to a truly remarkable little girl. a preschooler turning into a real hero. coming to the rescue when her mom collapsed right in front of her. john muller has the dramatic story. >> reporter: diana jensen knew she would lift heaven and earth to protect her daughter. she didn't know her 4-year-old would be the one saving her. >> we need you to come to our house. my mommy -- >> reporter: the frightening ordeal was when jensen collapsed from the couch to the floor.
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